Our team of experienced and qualified Naval Flight Officers, Naval Aircrew and Technical Writers at Long Wave provides the most up-to-date and accurate operating information to the Navy’s only survivable airborne nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) assets. We utilize released aircraft documents and systems artifacts created by engineering teams to build the necessary content, figures, normal, abnormal, or emergency operating procedures found in the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) and Naval Aviation Technical Information Product/Navy Tactical Reference Publication (NATIP/NTRP) flight manuals. We can provide tailored specific feedback to formulate the necessary source data and investigate complex engineering discrepancies and test solutions in the System Integration Lab (SIL) or on the aircraft, ensuring the program’s success in receiving flight or ground testing clearances. Our Nation’s Strategic Forces remain appreciative of our former qualified operators and maintainers in their strong desire to provide them with current and accurate information enabling safe and effective flight.
Our team of professionals designs, develops, and provides instructor-led training for the Navy’s fleet of nuclear command and control operators and maintainers to meet critical training requirements. In addition to instructor-led training, we design and develop interactive computer-based training. Our staff consists of experts in their respective fields: Instructional Systems Designers (ISDs), technical writers, graphic designers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Our Long Wave ISDs hold graduate degrees in instructional design/technology and have extensive experience providing effective training solutions on some of the Navy’s most complex systems, delivered to some of the most mission-critical customers. The majority of our team has prior military experience as operators, maintainers, and Master Training Specialists. Our combined real-world experience and our proven training development process enables us to meet the many diversified training needs of our military and civilian customers.
We understand that every customer is unique, which is why we tailor our training solutions to meet your specific needs. Our team will work with you to develop a comprehensive training program that is designed to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are looking for basic training or advanced instruction, we have the expertise and process to help you succeed.
Our training programs are designed to be engaging, interactive, and effective. We use a variety of teaching methods to ensure that our students can learn in a way that works best for them. From classroom instruction to hands-on training, we provide a comprehensive learning experience that is second to none.
Our approach is designed to provide our customers with the best possible support for their operational and maintenance needs. We have a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of subject matter experts who have managed and developed Technical Manuals supporting scheduled and unscheduled maintenance at the organizational, intermediate and depot maintenance levels. Following applicable manuals, instructions, and directives, our team utilizes only the latest and most up to date source data for Technical Publications, ensuring that all information and elements found in the existing technical manual types are addressed. We go above and beyond by including additional information when relevant and validating updates on the actual equipment. In the case of aircraft, validations are performed in the System Integration Lab (SIL) and on the aircraft to verify completeness and accuracy ensuring that the customer’s specific needs are met.
To ensure efficiency and effectiveness, we leverage a mature Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) enterprise. This allows us to produce fleet-ready manuals that are tailored to your requirements. Our approach is flexible and adaptable, allowing us to customize the outputs of each phase of the model - Research, Organize, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation - based on your project specifics and customer needs.
By choosing our approach, our customers can expect comprehensive Technical Manuals that cover all aspects of operations, maintenance, fault isolation, and repair of their systems. Using industry preferred authoring tools, our team is committed to delivering high-quality results that meet our customers’ expectations and industry standards of S1000D, business rules and concepts.
Long Wave has designed and developed a PC-based system that supports multiple clients and is a cost-effective method of interfacing existing legacy military communications data terminals into a network environment. One T-RECS can replace up to 16 operator terminals with greatly enhanced capabilities. The T-RECS server/client architecture can provide several options for connecting multiple client workstations to a single messaging server, single client workstation to multiple messaging servers, or multiple client workstations to multiple messaging servers. This flexibility allows your systems to expand or contract without the need for costly software or hardware modifications.
T-RECS is also useful in operational training lab applications as an economic stimulation device for multiple data circuits using an embedded scripting capability. This capability allows for the playback of specific content at specific times or a certain volume of traffic over a period. The user can pause, stop, rewind, or skip using the simple scripting tools to assist in training or testing needs.
T-RECS is accredited for Top Secret and was granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) under the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process. T-RECS also supports High Level Architecture IAW IEEE1516-2010 and can be installed on any Windows-based platform. The T-RECS messaging server comes in three different models: Standard, Advanced, and Mobile.
In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Radio System (FNARS) Long Wave Inc. has provided annual Preventative Maintenance (PM) to 69 sites including FEMA Offices and Federal Regional Centers (FRC) throughout the United States and its territories servicing 79 systems, and associated equipment, and has completed an average of 25 annual on-site service repairs. FNARS is a government owned High Frequency radio system connecting FEMA offices, and State and Territorial Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Operation Centers. These radio systems are located at FEMA offices and are split up into 10 separate Regions throughout the continental United States and its territories.
Long Wave is the Original Equipment Manager (OEM) and sustainment contractor for the Clarinet Merlin Receiving System (CMRS) in support of the Navy’s submarine fleet. We maintain and support equipment installed at ten locations around the world, including Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard facilities from Guam to the United Kingdom.
Our support approach is based on the Adaptive Acquisition Framework which includes the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) and Rapid Fielding Path. We follow the guidelines set forth in DODI 5000.80 to ensure that we consider lifecycle costs and address issues of logistics support and training. This process results in a tailored lifecycle sustainment plan that is appropriate for your specific system while actively managing risk.
We utilize analysis, creativity, and critical thinking to determine the details of our support solution. The OSD Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) outline helps us tailor-in effective and affordable sustainment planning. We also use Independent Logistics Assessments (ILAs) to evaluate the effectiveness of our sustainment plans. Results of ILAs are used to adjust the product support strategy as needed to ensure sustainment requirements can be met and O&S Costs remain affordable. We collect sustainment data for the capability, primarily focused on contractor actions, workload, and resources necessary to ensure asset availability. This data is useful for the duration of the immediate mission, as it gives us insight into needed improvements in both system performance and supportability, such as for training, spares, technical data, operating software, support equipment, and maintenance.
As part of our life cycle support to the Navy, Long Wave provides comprehensive cybersecurity solutions Our cybersecurity experts use a variety of tools and techniques to identify potential vulnerabilities in your systems and develop customized solutions to address them. We follow the guidelines set forth in DoDI 5000.90 to ensure that we consider cybersecurity throughout the entire sustainment process.
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Long Wave has successfully performed numerous operations and maintenance contracts for the Navy supporting shore-based communication facilities providing Low Frequency (LF) and High Frequency (HF) communication support to the Navy and Air Force. We are intimately familiar with what it takes to support high tempo 24/7 mission critical operations. Our personnel are experienced in the maintenance and repair of VLF/LF/HF antennas, complex high powered transmitter systems and the unique critical power systems vital to the site’s operation.
Long Wave’s subject matter expert team provides comprehensive support to the Navy’s E-6B Strategic Command and Control infrastructure in six separate operational areas. Our team of experts is well-versed in TACAMO Weapons School training and syllabus development, including training requirement identification, analysis, and training plan development. Our team is responsible for maintenance and modification scheduling as well as management of the overall technical and logistic planning and programming regarding aircraft modifications for assigned aircraft.
Our Airborne Communications Support team has expertise in technical and procedural analysis to monitor and evaluate options for technical improvements to the Navy mission. Our experts in ground and airborne communications provide daily analysis of missions for communications anomalies, non-delivery, or non-receipt of required message traffic, including analysis of the communication medium performance.
Our team provides decades of combined real-world experience, and our proven performance enables us to meet the many diversified training, operational and maintenance needs of our military and civilian customers. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.